BBC issues major update on Line of Duty and Bodyguard’s future

It has been on our screens for years but now Line of Duty writer Jed Mercurio is reportedly undecided on whether to bring back the show for another season.

Season six ended earlier this year with all main characters Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar still very much alive.

But since the last series ended with the reveal of the mystery ‘H’, it has left fans wondering if Line of Duty is now done for good.

Mercurio is also said to be unsure about bringing back his and other popular drama The Bodyguard, which starred Marvel actor Richard Madden.

BBC drama head honcho Piers Wenger told the Sun newspaper: “Of course, we’re all massive fans of the show – we’d like to see both of them return.



Line of Duty starring Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston

“Jed is thinking [about it] but I can’t really say much more than that.

“He hasn’t committed to writing either of them.”

Piers added: “I think if he were to do them he’d like to do it when Covid wasn’t a thing because that production (LOD) was particularly impacted in the making of series six.”



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Bodyguard could return with Scottish actor Richard Madden set to return in the main role.

The Game of Thrones star portrayed PS David Budd in the 2018 series – created by Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio – opposite Keeley Hawes.

The series peaked that year with more than 11 million tuning in to see the gripping finale and a further six million watching on iPlayer.

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